Quick urbanization is a major challenge in the current developing world. The challenge of food security is affecting many nations around the world. To achieve food securities proper agricultural systems, links between rural and urban areas and food management chains have to be implemented. Therefore, this course is motivated by the objective of equipping participants with skills of ensuring the integration between rural production and urban market systems to ensure nutrition security.
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
- Understand the urban food security clusters, approaches for spatial planning and methods in which these can be linked to facilitate nutrition security in urban and rural areas.
- Lean the social-economic and technical aspects of urban agriculture and identify their importance in agri-food system
- Learn how to design sustainable solutions to ensure food security
- Help in the process of developing a rural-urban plan from a perspective that is holistic and multifaceted
- Acquire skills in dealing with stakeholders and promoting their contribution to food security
Who Should Attend
This course target professions in the agricultural extension sector including decision makers. it also targets financial institutions, governments, research institutions, and NGOs, dedicated to supporting agricultural activities among developmental programmes.
- Food outlets for urban security
- Food production
- Food production characteristics
- Advantages and disadvantages of food production
- Food sales in urban areas and its importance to sustainable agri-food systems
- Socio-economic approach of urban agriculture and its importance
- Food security challenges in urban areas
- Link between agri-food security and nutrition security
- Stakeholders role in promoting food security in urban areas
- This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
- Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.